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Ky. State Police investigating Bullitt County Animal Shelter

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Kentucky State Police are investigating the Bullitt County Animal Shelter. Kentucky State Police are investigating the Bullitt County Animal Shelter.
This image of Jimmy Miller allegedly making racist comments was captured by an employee of the Bullitt County Animal Shelter. This image of Jimmy Miller allegedly making racist comments was captured by an employee of the Bullitt County Animal Shelter.
SHEPHERDSVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Kentucky State Police are now investigating the Bullitt County Animal Shelter.Shelter employee Delsie Williams says Kentucky State Police came to her Mt. Washington home on Monday afternoon with a search warrant.

She says they took her cell phone, hard drive, laptops, desktop computers and other items. Her attorney tells WDRB he's still trying to figure out the reason.

"At the request of the Bullitt County Commonwealth's Attorney, we're looking into some things at the Bullitt County Animal Shelter, nothing we can get into specifics about at this time because we're in the preliminary stages of the investigation," said KSP Trooper Jeff Gregory.

Williams recorded hours of video at the shelter, saying other employees knew about it, as she wanted to document the work environment and how animals are treated.

Her video led to the suspension of Bullitt County Animal Shelter director and animal control officer Jimmy Miller after it showed him making a racial comment against the Bullitt County Jailer.  

Right now, there is no interim shelter director.

"We need to make some decisions and make them quick," said Greg Crandell, an Animal Handler at the shelter. "Things have to be directed and someone should be in charge. We actually need a lot more support here for the dogs and for us to act as animal control officers."

In Tuesday's Fiscal court meeting, Miller's future was not on the agenda, but the Deputy Judge says about 10 people made public comments in favor of Miller.

Fiscal Court has 30 business days to decide if Miller will keep his job. A decision must be made by May 29. In the meantime, Fiscal Court is also conducting its own investigation.

"We did go up there yesterday and look at some things, but like I said it's still preliminary and we're not ready to discuss exactly what we're doing or if anything is going to come out of it," Gregory said.

"There is a bit less ridicule," Crandell said. "We're actually making some decisions on our own which is not bad. We're actually making good calls. We're getting dogs out."

The next Fiscal Court meeting is May 19.

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